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Jamieson makes fast start to share lead of Ras Al Khaimah Championship


Scotland’s Scott Jamieson made another quick start to share the lead after the opening round of the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Championship.

Jamieson carded seven birdies in a bogey-free 65 at Al Hamra Golf Club to join Germany’s Sebastian Heisele on top of the leaderboard, one shot ahead of fellow Scot David Law, Thomas Detry, Brandon Stone and Johannes Veerman.

England’s Matthew Southgate and Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard were a shot further back, with world number 53 Richard Bland – the highest ranked player in the field – carding a one-under-par 71 on his 49th birthday.

Jamieson carded an opening 63 in the Abu Dhabi Championship a fortnight ago and led after each of the first three rounds, only to struggle to a closing 77 and slip into a tie for 10th.

“I just picked up where I left off at the end of November, I did a bit of work but nothing dramatic,” the 38-year-old said of his early-season form. “No great overhauls which I might have been guilty of in the past, instead of just improving on what I have a little bit here and there.

“I think being ready mentally was key, being ready to hit the ground running and thankfully I was able to do that.

“My iron play was good today, I did not actually drive it particularly well. I was not miles off the fairways but the fairways are firm so tricky to hit. But there’s not a great deal of rough so I was able to still get it reasonably close. ”

Heisele won twice on the Challenge Tour in 2019 and was fourth in the Italian Open in 2020, but suffered health problems towards the end of last season and has fallen to 602nd in the world rankings.

“I’ve had a few months away from golf and I’ve just been trying to get healthy so I’m very pleased with today’s work,” Heisele said.

“I got to a point last year where I could not compete to be honest, I did not feel quite there, could not concentrate, was quite nervous and could not recover very well and I knew something was up.

“So I had my thyroid removed in early October and I feel like a new man more or less. It turned things around for the better for me so I’m happy I got it done.

Sebastian Heisele
Germany’s Sebastian Heisele shares the lead after day one of the Ras Al Khaimah Championship (Tim Goode / PA)

“I could not imagine sat on the plane (to come here) that it would be like this. I was a bit nervous and did not know what to expect.

“I had a few decent days of practice leading up to today obviously and made the most of it.”

Law finished his round in style with an eagle on the par-five 18th, the 30-year-old from Aberdeen holing his third shot from 71 yards.

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